Rev. Samuel Sutter, Lead Pastor

Pastor Sutter along with his wife Ashley and children Colette (5) and Jude (3) come to Goshen from Long Island NY. He is a 2006 graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. His passion is to show off the glory of God from Scripture with the hope God will change lives (2 Cor 3:18).

Our Leadership

And [JESUS] gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13

God designed churches to equip God’s people to do God’s work. The biggest decisions and the greatest accomplishments are done through God’s equipped saints serving God here at Goshen Church.

Elders

Henry Doller
Ron King
Martin Van Der Heide
Jos Euser
Henry Vogel
Ed Vanders
Hans Persoon
Scott Van De Weert

Deacons

Rob Hufcut
Dal Van De Weert
John Amels
Justin Gaucher
Jeff Davis
Edic Van Der Molen
Chris Vellenga

Ministry Team Chairs

Community Building – Lori DeBlock
Kids Ministry – Scott Van De Weert
Care Team – Linda Buckbee
Event Team – Sam Sutter
Facilities Team – Chris Vellenga
Partners in Ministry – Bouwe Lenstra
Communication Team – Mike Larsen

Staff

Adam Vitoulis

Adam Vitoulis

Worship Leader, Student Ministry Leader

Adam is our new worship leader and will not only be leading us in music but will also be working on training and recruiting for our Audio/Visual volunteers, working with musicians and special music groups, helping our greeters/welcoming process, as well as helping to lead our College and Career “The Bridge”, and Youth Group programs. Adam grew up with a love of music and singing. He has been a part of our church since joining our Youth Group years ago. He blogs at The Eastern Rising

Ed Dykshoorn

Ed Dykshoorn

Custodian

Ed serves you by keeping our buildings clean and ready to be used. He might be the first smile you see. He loves seeing God use our facilities to bring people to Jesus.

Rev. Jeremy Mulder

Rev. Jeremy Mulder

Frequent Evening Speaker.

Jeremy and his wife Christi were married in 2000. He is also the proud father of six kids: Michael, Anthony, Jada, Avery,Nora, and Judah. Jeremy graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, MA in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. He has served at Old Cutler Presbyterian Church in Miami, Florida, and at Grace Fellowship Church in Latham, New York. He also served as the interim worship leader for Christ’s Church of the Capital District in Albany, New York.

He is a church planter at Restore in North Haledon NY

Jolene Larsen

Jolene Larsen

Social Media Coordinator

Jolene keeps our Facebook Page, website and weekly newsletter up to date and full of current news.

Robin Falkena

Robin Falkena

Church Secretary

Robin manages the church office, along with printing bulletins and scheduling a host of things that are going on at any given moment. She loves kids and loves serving people.

Heather DeVries

Heather DeVries

Bookkeeper

Heather does an amazing job managing the bills and expenses in the church office.

Our History

Goshen Christian Reformed Church started in 1934 by a small group of immigrants who needed to find a way of raising their kids together to know God. A lot of our founders had to move north because because of the great depression. It was a time where jobs were scarces, cultural was falling apart and desperate times were met with bringing gratitude to God.  (and it didn’t get better any time soon, our first church building was opened on August, 27th 1939. The next week Hitler invaded Poland. )

Obviously a lot has happened, but the reasons for starting Goshen Church have become our strengths. We work really hard at building community. When things are tough, this church becomes family. We love raising godly kids with character together.  Our history isn’t perfect. We’ve learned a lot. But God has been faithful to us, and we find joy in bringing him praise and gratitude.

 

Our Beliefs

We are part of the Christian Reformed Church of North America, read about our Reformed Accent to understand some of our beliefs. We tend to empathize basic doctrinal teachings from scripture centered on JESUS in ways that transform how we live.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the Word of God in its entirety; infallible, verbally inspired, and inerrant in all that it affirms as originally written, and fully authoritative.

Man

We believe that our first parents, Adam and Eve, fell into sin through disobedience to God’s will, and that all people are sinners by nature as well as by choice. Apart from the saving grace of God, we are eternally lost and destined for hell.

The Church

We believe the local church is a body of believers in Jesus Christ, whose purpose it is to exalt God in worship; to edify the saints through biblical instruction, prayer and fellowship; to evangelize the lost by testifying to the grace of Christ; and to extend the reach of God’s kingdom through missions. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus left two ordinances to be outwardly observed by the church namely, baptism and the Lord’s Table (Communion).

The Triune God

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe this God is the Creator of all things, including man, for His own pleasure and purposes.

Salvation

We believe that all who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by grace through faith are born again into the family of God and from that moment on possess an eternal home in the heavenly kingdom that awaits them.

Creeds and Confessions

Three creeds adopted by the worldwide church centuries ago summarize the most important tenets of our faith…

APOSTLES’ CREED

ATHANASIAN CREED

NICENE CREED

There are also three confessions which the Christian Reformed church holds to be standards…

BELGIC CONFESSION

CANONS of DORT

HEIDELBERG CATECHISM

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and God the Son, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as our substitute and sin-bearer, rose bodily from the grave, ascended into heaven, and is coming again. We believe in the imminent, visible and physical return of Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the triune God and regenerates everyone who humbly repents of sin and believes in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives. Every believer, from the moment of regeneration, is baptized by the Spirit into the body of Christ, is indwelt by the Spirit, and is sealed by the Spirit as a guarantee of eternal salvation that cannot be lost. By yielding control of the life to Christ, on a daily basis, the believer is filled with the Spirit and empowered for Christian service.

Interested, Questions Comments?

if you have questions, or would like more information about our leaders, or what we believe about God, please feel free to contact us.